Banned books and other forms of censorship

On the banning of books, censorship and other freedom of access issues

Friday, September 15, 2006

Oriana Fallaci dies of cancer

Oriana Fallaci died today after a ten year battle with cancer, at age 77. She was known as a controversial journalist and war correspondent who first gained fame for her lengthy and often adversarial interviews with prominent figures such as Henry Kissinger, Indira Gandhi and Golda Meier. In the post 9-11 era she wrote three books denouncing Islam. Charges had been filed against her in an Italian court for vilifying a religion recognized by the state, following the 2005 publication of her book, La forza della ragione (The force of reason) in which she denounced Islamic immigrants in Europe. But the case was not brought to court due to her poor health.

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